A father threw his two daughters to the ground from the 11th floor of a building in the Ruichang district of Jiangxi province before jumping off and killing himself.
The elder girl was eight years old and the other was five, China Daily reported.
A witness said he’d seen the man toss the two girls from building before leaping off himself at around 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday. The three died instantly, according to Hong Kong Free Press.
A woman who also lives in the building said she saw the father and his two girls earlier that day. “He was dragging the two daughters into the lift,” she recalled, “the elder daughter asked, ‘where are we going?’ ”
The neighbours said the father was a construction worker and that his wife recently left him.
The case is still under investigation.
by Maggie Wong